Yesterday Samuel L. Jackson sort of let slipped that Elizabeth Olsen had signed on to play Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, his sequel to his 2012 hit “The Avengers”. Now word from Latino-Review is that Aaron Johnson, aka Kick-Ass in “Kick-Ass”, has also inked a deal to join her as Quicksilver.
Like Olsen, Johnson has been rumored for the “Avengers” sequel for some time, so this doesn’t really come as much of a surprise. I suspect Marvel/Disney will be making it official in a press release soon enough once all the contracts are signed.
As to how he’ll be approaching the character, here’s what Johnson previously told Total Film about Quicksilver:
There’s years – over 50 years – of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that. Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other. His sister really is his guidance – emotionally she’s the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He’s very overprotective physically – he doesn’t want anyone touching her. He has real anger frustration – I like that. I always thought it’d be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he’d explain it’s because he’s burning so much energy all the time. Or ideas that you’d see him come back round – but he’s already nipped out and got his lunch somewhere else. He just got bored – his attention span is so fucking quick. That’s what we’re in talks about really, right now – how I could become that character and not feel forced. I might not look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong… it just doesn’t work like that.
One thing’s for sure — Johnson won’t have to put on “nerdy” glasses and big, bulky clothes to hide that gym rat body of his.
Dude is pretty buff.
“The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, starring Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and a host of other actors, saves the world again in the Summer of 2015.